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Alpha Beta: How Our Alphabet Saved the Western World. John Man. Headline Book Publishing. © 2000.

The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots. Calvert Watkins, Editor. Houghton Mifflin Company.  © 1985.

The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language. Melvyn Bragg. Arcade Publishing. © 2003.

Barbarian Rites: The Spiritual World of the Vikings and the Germanic Tribes. Hans-Peter Hasenfratz, Ph.D. Inner Traditions. © 1992.

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The History of English: A Linguistic Introduction. Scott Shay. Wardja Press. © 2008.

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10 thoughts on “Resources

  1. Every single episode is fascinating and a treasure to listen to. The way history, culture and language are intervowen is awesome. So much scholarship is presented in a profound yet entertaining way. I could listen to Kevin for hours :-)

    • Matt,

      Thanks for the question and the offer. I have added a PayPal donation box to the right sidebar of the site. You don’t actually need a PayPal account to donate. You can simply choose the option for paying without a PayPal account after you click ‘donate.’ Thanks again for the question.

      Kevin Stroud

  2. I love listening to your great podcast since stumbling across it. What’s the name of the song you play at the end and beginning of each podcast?

  3. Kevin,
    I’m really enjoying the podcast, I’m still playing catchup so it’s not to always have another one waiting when I finish an episode.
    Is there any chance you’ll be releasing a text version of your episodes? I frequently find I’d like to read thru a particular section to be able to better understand it.

    • Joe,

      Yes, I am working on a written version of the podcast. It will cover the period from the original Indo-Europeans through the period of Old English. I hope to have it ready by the summer when I reach the end of the Old English period. I will probably do a second volume when I complete the Middle and Modern English periods.

  4. Thank you so much for such a splendidly detailed and logically structured podcast. I love it. A wonderful food for my brain.

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